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Title: Foot Drop Inventory Management (FDIM)
Authors: Kamali, Walid
El Osta, Bassel
Hmouda, Bassem
Fawal, Marwa
Affiliations: UOB Special Programs 
Keywords: Anterior Tibialis
Extensor Digitorum Longus
Extensor pollicis
Foot Drop
Inferior Extensor Retinaculum
Passive and Active Forces
Peroneal Nerve
Stiffness Device
Tibia and Fibula
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Part of: 2021 Sixth International Conference on Advances in Biomedical Engineering (ICABME)
Conference: International Conference on Advances in Biomedical Engineering (ICABME) ( 6th : 7-9 Oct, 2021 : Lebanon )
Foot drop is a condition in which the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot and ankle are paralyzed or weak, causing the foot and toes to drag. It can occur because of trauma, arthroplasty surgery, neurophysiological deficits, or tumors. The research goal was to develop an endo-prosthesis that would allow patients with foot drop disease to regain nearly normal biomechanical motion. We designed a bio-mechanical endo-prosthesis from stainless steel 316 using real patient forces as well as determining the average weight of the foot in both sexes. The dimensions of the endo-prosthesis have been estimated using software. The concept was granted a patent in the United States, and a survey was issued to physicians and patients to gather feedback. However, the yield strength device simulation revealed an endless extension, and it is modest, measuring roughly 5 cm in length and 2 cm in diameter. Taking into consideration that the device is very simple and has tremendous potential and it will be an ideal treatment in the future for foot drop comparing to the well-known alternative treatments.
ISBN: 9781665435017
ISSN: 23775688
DOI: 10.1109/ICABME53305.2021.9604897
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Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:UOB Special Programs

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